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Fulvous Forest Skimmer

Neurothemis fulvia ♂


Nice portrait of an awesome dragonfly, a male. I saw two of them on a forest path, very comfortable and not scared, returning to the same twig each time and giving me the opportunity to take macro shots.



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JoeHartman 8 years ago

Thank you very much DrNamgyalT.Sherpa!
I know what you mean with having only a phone camera with you, I had a couple of occasions where I could only use my Nokia N8, which has an excellent camera but sometimes (birds) it's not enough to cover the distance. These shots are also handheld, as I don't carry the tripod with me in the forest. I walk through the forest with my 100-400mm on the camera and the 100mm macro on my belt. I first shoot with the big lens, if like in this case with the skimmers there is a chance to get closer I change the lens and shoot macro...

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 8 years ago

Great spotting and great macro work. I've shots of the same skimmers but with my Samsung Galaxy S3, that too hand held. My macro was was some 170km away at home! I liked the shot. Compliments.

JoeHartman 8 years ago

Thanks dotun55!

dotun55 8 years ago

Excellent details

JoeHartman 8 years ago

Thank you Gilma. I would love to teach photography, certainly to dedicated students, as it is my passion since long time. Unfortunately I stay in Thailand which is not even close to Costa Rica :)

Fantastic picture of a beautiful creature.
JoeHartman, can you come to Costa Rica and open a Photographic School/ Studio? I will be your first student.... ; ) : )

JoeHartman 8 years ago

Thanks masunya and Cindy!


masunya2004 8 years ago

I like it

JoeHartman 8 years ago

Thanks Patricia!

PatriciaPi 8 years ago

wonderful photo!

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จังหวัดอุดรธานี, Thailand

Spotted on Oct 20, 2013
Submitted on Oct 20, 2013

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